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Milton High School lacrosse player wins leadership award

by Jonathan Copsey

June 18, 2013

MHS lacrosse player Melissa Teel was chosen to win the Legacy Lacrosse Leadership Award. She is shown with Kyle Harrison, guest speaker at the Legacy Lacrosse Cup and a professional lacrosse player.
MILTON, Ga. Milton High lacrosse player Melissa Teel was chosen as the winner of the Legacy Lacrosse Leadership Award at the Legacy Lacrosse Cup tournament April 12-13 in Milton.

In its sixth year as one of the premier lacrosse tournaments in the U.S., the Legacy Lacrosse Cup has drawn more than 65 teams and over 3,000 lacrosse players from 13 states.

A highlight of the tournament is the selection of the Legacy Leadership Award winner from each team. This award is bestowed upon the player that most personifies the three pillars of the Legacy Lacrosse Cup camaraderie, competitiveness and character as recognized by their coaches and teammates.

"Melissa exemplifies camaraderie, competitiveness and character in everything she does," said Teel's coach, Tim Godby. "She is always working to have a positive impact on our team, the school and our community. We are proud to have Melissa honored with this prestigious leadership award."

Teel is a senior at Milton High School. She plays defense and is focused on getting to the state championship game.

The mission of the Legacy Lacrosse Cup is to create a highly competitive sports platform to encourage high school students to "Live Your Legacy." Top professional and college lacrosse players and sports professionals are in attendance to encourage the players to make a difference by impacting one's community, school, team, family and friends.

Find more information on the Legacy Lacrosse Cup at